Saturday, 29 October 2011 07:17 Roger Aronoff
"China has been increasing its influence and presence in recent months, though it’s not getting a lot of attention in our media. One topic that was covered extensively was the issue of Congress attempting to pass a law to combat China’s currency regulation. It has passed in the Senate, and is being held up in the House. There is concern that the bill could start a trade war, and antagonize the Chinese, costing American jobs.
But a number of more alarming stories are largely being ignored by our mainstream media. A few examples:
According to Reuters, a draft of a report recently sent to Congress says that China is the prime suspect in a situation in which at least two U.S. government civilian satellites have been “interfered with four or more times in 2007 and 2008 via a ground station in Norway.”
According to Larry Wortzel, one of the 12 commissioners on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which reported the interference, it was “consistent with PLA [China's People’s Liberation Army] doctrine.”
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who is chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, has written a column about how China’s human rights situation is deteriorating. In a report they issued earlier this month, it says that “China’s leaders have tightened their grip on Chinese society and grown more aggressive in disregarding the very laws and international standards that they claim to uphold. The government’s campaign to ‘disappear’ numerous lawyers and activists following pro-democracy protests elsewhere in the world—one of China’s harshest crackdowns in recent memory—is but one example.
Equally alarming were a couple of stories in Thursday’s Washington Times in a section called Inside China. In the stories, by Miles Yu, he wrote that “China’s official communist newspaper, the Global Times, published a chilling editorial warning several ‘little countries’ that are disputing China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, notably the Philippines and Vietnam, to ‘get ready to hear the sound of gunfire.’”
Swimming with Sharks? It is like we Patriots are in a small leaky Life Boat, surrounded by hungry Sharks. Or, maybe like Israel in 1948! Either way we are surrounded by those who would see us slaughtered, in Country and out. As in the latter, sure hope the Lord has us in his blessings!